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The Arkansas Equal Justice Watch: VAN BUREN COUNTY

Information is provided below about key population data and free civil legal aid service in your area. The Legal Aid Profile below states how many people in the county are living at or below the 125% Poverty Level and how many cases the free legal provider handled in the county in 2008. Additional information shows the critical need for legislative support of legal aid in this area.

Van Buren County
(Free Civil Legal Services)

Legal Aid of Arkansas
PO Box 1400
Mountain View, AR 72560
1-800-952-9243

 

Legislator Information

Rep. Robert E. Dale email | profile
Rep. Eddie Hawkins
email | profile

Sen. Bob Johnson
email | profile

 

POPULATION PROFILE: LEGAL AID PROFILE:
Population:
16,200
Poverty Level Population:
3,727
Population without HS Diploma: 3,291
Legal Aid Cases:
100
Disabled Population:
4,304
# of cases per 1,000 living in Poverty:
27
Divorced Population:
1,387
Foreclosures:
Medium
Type of Cases:
  1. Family Law (46)
  2. Juvenile (36)

 

Bankruptcies: 301*
  • *301 (cases pending in October 2008 for the counties of Baxter, Boone, Marion, Newton, Searcy, and Van Buren)
  • 1/2 of all applicants had to be turned away from legal aid due to lack of funding.
  • 1 in 4 residents of Van Buren County qualify for free legal aid.
 
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